Friday, March 2, 2012

JU to initiate reforms in system through computerization

VC seeks comprehensive plan from departmental heads

In what could be a major initiative to bring major reforms in the administrative machinery of University of Jammu (JU), Vice Chancellor, Prof Mohan Paul Singh Ishar has sought a comprehensive plan for automation and computerization of university processes in order to minimize the workload and bring efficiency in the overall working.

According to highly placed sources, "the Vice Chancellor has himself seen the entire system of the University and found many areas where work-load is more because of manual processes. He held separate meetings with the departmental heads and sought their views on automation and computerization so as to further streamline the system." As a consequence, the Vice Chancellor issued a circular to the Computer Center to coordinate with the different departments to identify the areas where automation/ computerization is required immediately, he added.

When contacted, Director, Computer Center, Anik Gupta said, "Vice Chancellor is concerned about enhancing the efficiency of the system through automation/computerization. In this regard, the office of Vice Chancellor issued a circular which has been forwarded to all the departments." Vice Chancellor has laid special emphasis on the computerization of admission and examination system so as to streamline the basic system which requires immediate attention, he added.

Gupta further said that departmental heads have been asked to mention their specific requirements vs-a-vis computerization/automation on or before March 15 so that comprehensive plan could be evolved.

"When the requirements of all the departments will reach to our office, we will communicate the same to the Vice-Chancellor's Secretariat for further course of action. Thereafter, the entire strategy would be chalked out under the guidance of Vice Chancellor", he informed. As per sources, Prof Ishar was keen to put computerized system in place from the upcoming academic session.

Meanwhile, Registrar Dr Naresh Padha informed that soon a meeting will be called to identify the areas where overhauling was required at the earliest.

It is pertinent to mention here that Vice Chancellor while taking over the charge had categorically stated that examination system would be streamlined further so as to ensure timely conduct of examination and declaration of results. Since then barely a month has passed and Vice Chancellor actually started translating his words in deeds.

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